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Christopher Walken

 
Birth Place:
Queens, NY, USA
Bio:
The multi-talented Walken - whose iconoclastic career began on the Broadway stage in musicals - has appeared in more than 100 combined feature films and television shows. He won the Academy Award for his riveting role in the Oscar-winning best picture The Deer Hunter and was Oscar-nominated for ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: March 31, 1943 (79)

Birth Place: Queens, NY, USA

Bio:
The multi-talented Walken - whose iconoclastic career began on the Broadway stage in musicals - has appeared in more than 100 combined feature films and television shows. He won the Academy Award for his riveting role in the Oscar-winning best picture The Deer Hunter and was Oscar-nominated for ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2014
Captain Hook
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Carmichael
  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Sorin
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Production, 2000
Gabriel Conroy
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2000
Gabriel Conroy
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Gabriel Conroy
  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Him
  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Iago
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Coriolanus
  [Off-Broadway]
1986
Billy Einhorn
  [Broadway]
1984
Mickey [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Mickey
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Director
  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Trigorin
  [Broadway]
1975
Chance Wayne
  [Off-Broadway]
1975
Kid Champion
  [Off-Broadway]
1974
Antonio
  [Off-Broadway]
1973
Achilles
  [Broadway]
1973
Bassanio
  [Broadway]
1973
Jack Clitheroe
  [Broadway]
1972
Sintsov
  [Off-Broadway]
1971
Posthumus Leonatus
  [Off-Broadway]
1970
Alan
  [Off-Broadway]
1967
Achilles
  [Broadway]
1967
Unknown Soldier
  [Broadway]
1966
Jack Hunter
  [Broadway]
1966
Philip
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1965
One of the Killers
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1963
Clayton

Writing

Playwright

Photos

Christopher Walken / King Louie Photo

Christopher Walken / King Louie

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Date:
03/21/2016
Allison Williams and Christopher Walken Photo

Allison Williams and Christopher Walken

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Date:
09/24/2014
Angelo Galasso and Christopher Walken  Photo

Angelo Galasso and Christopher Walken

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Date:
06/10/2014
Angelo Galasso and Christopher Walken  Photo

Angelo Galasso and Christopher Walken

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Date:
06/10/2014

 

Stage

Performances
  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2014
Captain Hook

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Carmichael

  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Sorin

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Production, 2000
Gabriel Conroy

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2000
Gabriel Conroy

  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Gabriel Conroy

  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Him

  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Iago

  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Coriolanus

  [Off-Broadway]
1986
Billy Einhorn

  [Broadway]
1984
Mickey [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Mickey

  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Director

  [Off-Broadway]
1980
Trigorin

  [Broadway]
1975
Chance Wayne

  [Off-Broadway]
1975
Kid Champion

  [Off-Broadway]
1974
Antonio

  [Off-Broadway]
1973
Achilles

  [Broadway]
1973
Bassanio

  [Broadway]
1973
Jack Clitheroe

  [Broadway]
1972
Sintsov

  [Off-Broadway]
1971
Posthumus Leonatus

  [Off-Broadway]
1970
Alan

  [Off-Broadway]
1967
Achilles

  [Broadway]
1967
Unknown Soldier

  [Broadway]
1966
Jack Hunter

  [Broadway]
1966
Philip

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1965
One of the Killers

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1963
Clayton

Writing
Playwright

Christopher Walken Biography

The multi-talented Walken - whose iconoclastic career began on the Broadway stage in musicals - has appeared in more than 100 combined feature films and television shows. He won the Academy Award for his riveting role in the Oscar-winning best picture The Deer Hunter and was Oscar-nominated for Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can.
Some of his other many memorable film performances include Sleepy Hollow, The Dead Zone, A View to a Kill, Pulp Fiction, Wayne's World, True Romance and Annie Hall Hairspray. Pennies From Heaven, and Jersey Boys.

Christopher Walken Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Christopher Walken, A Behanding in Spokane
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Christopher Walken, A Behanding in Spokane
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Christopher Walken, A Behanding In Spokane
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Christopher Walken, James Joyce's The Dead
 
Obie Awards - 1981 - Performance Gold Star
Christopher WalkenThe Sea Gulf
 
Obie Awards - 1975 - Performance Gold Star
Christopher Walken, Kid Champion
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1970 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Christopher Walken, Lemon Sky
 
Theatre World Awards - 1967 - Performance Gold Star
Christopher Walken, The Rose Tattoo

Christopher Walken News

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for AMERICAN MASTERS: JOE PAPP IN FIVE ACTS on PBS Photo VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for AMERICAN MASTERS: JOE PAPP IN FIVE ACTS on PBS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Ahead of the 60th Anniversary Season of Free Shakespeare in The Park at New York City's Delacorte Theater in Central Park, American Masters: Joe Papp in Five Acts tells the story of this indomitable, street-wise champion of the arts.

AMERICAN MASTERS Documentary on PBS to Focus on the Career, Social Vision & Impact of Photo AMERICAN MASTERS Documentary on PBS to Focus on the Career, Social Vision & Impact of The Public Theater's Joe Papp
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

A cultural change agent for more than fifty years, Papp’s stages held up a mirror to society with work that reflected the reality of people’s lives. Directed, produced and written by Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen, American Masters: Joe Papp in Five Acts premieres nationwide Friday, June 3 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS.

Myles Frost, Sharon D. Clarke, Jaquel Spivey & More Amongst 2022 Theatre World Awards Photo Myles Frost, Sharon D. Clarke, Jaquel Spivey & More Amongst 2022 Theatre World Awards Recipients
by Nicole Rosky - May 6, 2022

Each year The Theatre World Awards presents 12 awards to outstanding debut performances on and off-Broadway. This year's honorees have just been announced!

PBS AMERICAN MASTERS to Celebrate The Public Theatre's Joe Papp with Documentary Photo PBS AMERICAN MASTERS to Celebrate The Public Theatre's Joe Papp with Documentary
by Marissa Tomeo - May 1, 2022

Ahead of the 60th Anniversary Season of Free Shakespeare in The Park at New York City’s Delacorte Theater in Central Park, American Masters: Joe Papp in Five Acts tells the story of this indomitable, street-wise champion of the arts.

Fremantle Signs First-Look Producing Deal With Nicholas Weinstock's Invention Studios Photo Fremantle Signs First-Look Producing Deal With Nicholas Weinstock's Invention Studios
by Michael Major - Apr 11, 2022

Invention Studios will develop and produce projects, including television, new media, and podcasts. Lorenzo De Maio of De Maio Entertainment was instrumental in bringing the deal together. De Maio Entertainment will be a strategic advisor and partner across the slate, using their extensive experience to maximize each project's impact and success.

BWW Review: Breathing Fresh Air Into a Cult Classic with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at St Photo BWW Review: Breathing Fresh Air Into a Cult Classic with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Straz Center
by Drew Eberhard - Apr 9, 2022

Little Shop of Horrors is a horror comedy rock musical with somewhat of a cult following much like Hedwig & the Angry Inch, and Rocky Horror Show. Featuring music by Alan Menken and a book by Howard Ashman, the musical premiered off-off-Broadway in 1982, then moved off-Broadway to the Orpheum and enjoyed a five-year run. The musical is loosely based on the 1960s film. There are many known differences between the film and the musical which change the story. The musical does well at keeping up the darkly comic tone of the film but omits several different plot points. Skid Row is an area of Los Angeles officially known as Central City East, and the musical’s setting is set in Skid Row New York. Seymour’s mother is omitted from the musical and he is left an orphan under the care of Mushnik the flower shop owner. Orin Scrivello the sadistic dentist and overall villain of the story meets his maker so to speak at the hands of his own laughing gas, as opposed to being killed by dentist instruments like in the film. Orin’s abusive relationship with Audrey is used as a platform for Seymour’s need to kill him and to ultimately use the plant as means of disappearance.

Apple TV+ Announces Season Two Renewal for Global Hit Series SEVERANCE Photo Apple TV+ Announces Season Two Renewal for Global Hit Series SEVERANCE
by Michael Major - Apr 6, 2022

‚ÄúSeverance‚ÄĚ reunites Emmy and DGA Award winner Ben Stiller with Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette, who stars alongside Adam Scott, Emmy Award winner John Turturro, Britt Lower, Zach Cherry, Dichen Lachman, Jen Tullock, Tramell Tillman, Michael Chernus and Academy Award winner Christopher Walken.¬†

Regent Theatre Announces More of Their HAIRSPRAY Cast Photo Regent Theatre Announces More of Their HAIRSPRAY Cast
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 3, 2022

Some of Australia’s most-loved performers including Todd McKenney, Rhonda Burchmore, Rob Mills, and Asabi Goodman are joining Shane Jacobson, as Edna Turnblad, to star in the upcoming premiere of the Tony Award winning Broadway production of Hairspray, set to open at the Regent Theatre in August.

Photos: Opening Night Of SHINING CITY at The Paradise Factory Photo Photos: Opening Night Of SHINING CITY at The Paradise Factory
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 3, 2022

Everything’s a Six Productions is currently staging their inaugural production of SHINING CITY  by Conor McPherson, which is playing at The Paradise Factory for a limited run. The show opened on March 17th and plays until April 10th. 

Meet the Cast of AMERICAN BUFFALO Photo Meet the Cast of AMERICAN BUFFALO
by Stephi Wild - Mar 22, 2022

American Buffalo officially begins performances tonight, March 22, at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Opening night is set for April 14. Learn more about the cast bringing this show back to Broadway!

Christopher Walken Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for AMERICAN MASTERS: JOE PAPP IN FIVE ACTS on PBS VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for AMERICAN MASTERS: JOE PAPP IN FIVE ACTS on PBS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Ahead of the 60th Anniversary Season of Free Shakespeare in The Park at New York City's Delacorte Theater in Central Park, American Masters: Joe Papp in Five Acts tells the story of this indomitable, street-wise champion of the arts.

VIDEO: Christopher Walken Shares Thoughts on WILD MOUNTAIN THYME on THE LATE SHOW WIT VideoVIDEO: Christopher Walken Shares Thoughts on WILD MOUNTAIN THYME on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
by Stage Tube - Dec 15, 2020

Christopher Walken tells the story of how he came to own a prized memento from Muhammad Ali's boxing career, and how the legendary figure once called him a 'pretty boy.' You can see Walken in the upcoming movie, 'Wild Mountain Thyme.'

VIDEO: Emily Blunt Talks About WILD MOUNTAIN THYME on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE VideoVIDEO: Emily Blunt Talks About WILD MOUNTAIN THYME on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2020

Emily talks her time in quarantine, her kids picking up English accents after spending time in London, her top three Christmas songs, her new movie Wild Mountain Thyme, working with Christopher Walken, shooting in the Irish countryside, and going to the Guinness factory as a 14-year-old.

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for John Patrick Shanley's WILD MOUNTAIN THYME VideoVIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for John Patrick Shanley's WILD MOUNTAIN THYME
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2020

John Patrick Shanley's play 'Outside Mullingar' is coming to the big screen! Watch the trailer for 'Wild Mountain Thyme,' starring Jamie Dornan and Emily Blunt, below.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE WAR WITH GRANDPA VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE WAR WITH GRANDPA
by Stage Tube - Sep 1, 2020

Sixth-grader Peter (Oakes Fegley) is pretty much your average kid-he likes gaming, hanging with his friends and his beloved pair of Air Jordans.

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: THE ROSE TATTOO By Tennessee Williams VideoPLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: THE ROSE TATTOO By Tennessee Williams
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 2, 2020

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Tennessee Williams. Today's play, The Rose Tattoo! 

VIDEO: Sam Rockwell Talks About Winning an Oscar on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! VideoVIDEO: Sam Rockwell Talks About Winning an Oscar on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2019

Sam talks about winning an Oscar, going through airport security with it, dancing with Madonna at her afterparty, working with Clint Eastwood on his new movie Richard Jewell, and his friendship with Christopher Walken.

Video: The Cast of 5-Star Theatricals SHREK THE MUSICAL Covers The Monkees, 'I'm A Be VideoVideo: The Cast of 5-Star Theatricals SHREK THE MUSICAL Covers The Monkees, 'I'm A Believer'
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2018

5-STAR THEATRICALS opens its 2018-2019 season with the Thousand Oaks premiere of SHREK THE MUSICAL

BWW TV: North Carolina Theatre's LOVE LETTERS VideoBWW TV: North Carolina Theatre's LOVE LETTERS
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 12, 2018

From January 12th-21st, North Carolina Theatre will be presenting A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater. I recently had the great pleasure of stopping by rehearsal to interview the stars of this production, two-time Emmy nominee Sandy Duncan and Ira David Wood III.

VIDEO: Christopher Walken Talks New Comedy 'Nine Lives' on TODAY
by - Jul 29, 2016

Actor Christopher Walken stopped by TODAY to talk about his new comedy ‚ÄúNine Lives,‚ÄĚ in which Kevin Spacey plays a man trapped in a cat‚Äôs body.


Christopher Walken Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Christopher Walken been in?
Christopher Walken has appeared on Broadway in 11 shows.

How many West End shows has Christopher Walken been in?
Christopher Walken has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Christopher Walken been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Behanding in Spokane , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Behanding in Spokane , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Behanding In Spokane , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for James Joyce's The Dead , Performance (Obie Awards) for The Sea Gulf , Performance (Obie Awards) for Kid Champion Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Lemon Sky and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Rose Tattoo .

What awards has Christopher Walken won?
Performance (Obie Awards) for The Sea Gulf, Performance (Obie Awards) for Kid Champion Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Lemon Skyand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Rose Tattoo.

How many shows has Christopher Walken written?
Christopher Walken has written 1 shows including Him (Playwright).